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Dressing Up: A Gimlet-Eyed Look at Fashion from a Century Ago

Dressing Up

Are you an avid viewer of Downton Abbey? Whether you're an Anglophile or a dedicated follower of fashion, you'll find something to blog about here. At 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 26, Reflecting, Sharing, Learning presents, in its continuing Dust Collectors series, Dressing Up: A Gimlet-Eyed Look at Fashion from a Century Ago in the Appleton Auditorium at the Athens-Clarke County Library. Attend a slide lecture by Ivan Ingermann, Associate Professor of Costume Design from the UGA Department of Theatre & Film Studies on the vintage fashions from the Downton Abbey era – an age of Victorian, Edwardian, and flapper finery. If you are unable to attend in person you may watch the webcast HERE.

Upstairs, in the Heritage Room and in the adjacent Quiet Gallery, see period clothing, primarily from the 1920s, from the collection of Athens costumer and fashion historian Beverly Bourgeois. The exhibition will be on display from February 26–March 24.

On Tuesday, March 3 at 6:00 pm, participate in a live webinar event with Photo Detective Maureen TaylorBuns, Beards, Bodices and Bustles: Understanding Ancestors Through Clothing will help you date your old photos by the clothing in them. All these events are free and open to the public, but you must register for the webinar.

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